Illinois 50, Miami (Ohio) 14

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 46890

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami (Ohio) 0 0 7 7 14
Illinois 7 29 7 7 50

Recap


Illinois 50, Miami (Ohio) 14: Nathan Scheelhaase tossed a career-high five touchdown passes - including a school-record four in the second quarter - as the host Illini breezed past the winless RedHawks in their final non-conference game.

Scheelhaase, who threw for just four scores all of last season, completed 19-of-24 attempts for 278 yards while Matt LaCosse reeled in two scores and Josh Ferguson rolled up 148 total yards (77 receiving, 71 rushing) to go along with a 15-yard touchdown catch for Illinois (3-1), which visits Big Ten-rival Nebraska next week.

Austin Boucher passed for 95 yards and a touchdown and Grant Niemiec added a 1-yard touchdown run for Miami (0-4).

After having two weeks to bristle over their 34-24 loss to Washington, the Illini made short work of Miami and sent it on its way to its eighth straight loss. Scheelhaase capped off Illinois' opening drive with a 2-yard toss to LaCosse before finding his trusty tight end again before the half on a 45-yard score to give the Illini a 36-0 lead with 5:18 left in the second quarter.

Tight ends Evan Wilson and Jon Davis each caught touchdown passes in the decisive 29-point second quarter to put the game out of reach. Devin Church rushed in from 12 yards out in the third quarter and Aaron Bailey added a 6-yard score midway through the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Illinois' 12 passing touchdowns surpassed last season's total (11). ... Miami freshman RB Austin Gearing eclipsed his season total by rushing for 81 yards. He had 53 yards rushing entering the game. ... Illinois snapped a 10-game losing skid after a bye.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:31
Illinois   TD  Illinois 7 - Miami (Ohio) 0
2nd Quarter - 13:39
Illinois   TD  Illinois 15 - Miami (Ohio) 0
2nd Quarter - 12:06
Illinois   TD  Illinois 22 - Miami (Ohio) 0
2nd Quarter - 8:14
Illinois   TD  Illinois 29 - Miami (Ohio) 0
2nd Quarter - 5:18
Illinois   TD  Illinois 36 - Miami (Ohio) 0
3rd Quarter - 7:26
Illinois   TD  Illinois 43 - Miami (Ohio) 0
3rd Quarter - 2:09
Miami (Ohio)   TD  Illinois 43 - Miami (Ohio) 7
4th Quarter - 11:33
Miami (Ohio)   TD  Illinois 43 - Miami (Ohio) 14
4th Quarter - 7:09
Illinois   TD  Illinois 50 - Miami (Ohio) 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Miami (Ohio) Illinois
W/L 0 - 4 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Miami (Ohio) Illinois
Score 14 50
First Downs 14 36
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-11
18%
10-for-14
71%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 250 601
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-155 43-289
Average/Rush 3.8 6.7
Passing
Comp-Att 7-15 23-33
Passing Yards 95 312
Average/Pass Play 6.3 9.2
Penalties-Yards 4-30 4-30
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 28:37 31:23

PLAYER STATS

Miami (Ohio) (0 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Boucher 7/13 95 1 0
A. Gearing 0/2 0 0 0
Illinois (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Scheelhaase 19/24 278 5 1
R. O'Toole 3/5 31 0 1
A. Bailey 1/3 3 0 0
M. Osei 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Gearing 16 81 5.1 0
S. Treadwell 8 23 2.9 0
G. Niemiec 6 13 2.2 1
A. Boucher 7 13 1.9 0
J. Westbrook 2 12 6.0 0
R. Williams 1 11 11.0 0
F. McRae 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Young 11 80 7.3 0
J. Ferguson 8 71 8.9 0
A. Bailey 6 56 9.3 1
D. Church 6 34 5.7 1
R. O'Toole 3 29 9.7 0
N. Scheelhaase 4 13 3.2 0
L. Walls 2 12 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
F. McRae 2 45 22.5 0
S. Marck 1 19 19.0 0
A. Green 1 17 17.0 0
G. Niemiec 1 7 7.0 0
S. Treadwell 1 6 6.0 0
R. Williams 1 1 1.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Ferguson 5 77 15.4 1
M. LaCosse 3 68 22.7 2
S. Hull 2 59 29.5 0
S. Harris 3 28 9.3 0
J. Hardee 3 25 8.3 0
M. Osei 1 19 19.0 0
R. Lankford 1 11 11.0 0
E. Wilson 1 8 8.0 1
M. Barr 1 6 6.0 0
J. Davis 2 6 3.0 1
D. Taylor 1 5 5.0 0